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Nallur Temple

Nallur Kandasamy Temple is one of the popular places in Jaffna where lot of people visit here daily for to offer prayers to Lord Muruga.

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Nainatheevu is an Island with worshiping places which were built in the ancient times. It is called Nagadeepa in Sinhala.

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Sri Lanka Visitor Visas.

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Communication in Jaffna.

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Communication in Jaffna City is good as it is in the commercial capital Colombo. Land Lines, Mobile phones and CDMA phones are working perfectly in this district. It is easy to get IDD facilities, Fax, Telex, Internet services and Mobile Phone Data 24 hours a day from the local post office and through Communication centers. Many foreigners used to think that this is a war torn area and may lack with the latest communication facilities. Visiting Tourist can call their homes or their offices from here very easilyusing their mobile data plan too. They can use mobile phone or can make calls from their hotels or from nearby communication centers. Hotels and communication centers offer IDD calls, Fax and Telex facilities for the visiting Tourists. To confirm this, check the "Tripadvisor pages" for local communication facilities. It is easy to get even color printouts of documents by sending the files through the Bluetooth technology in the communication centers. Make video calls through mobile phone to overseas friends without any difficulties as 4G and 3G connectivity are available here through Mobile Phone Data Plan. There is no restriction to use WhatsApp, Viber and other IM Apps that are installed in your Smartphone.

Note: From 05th September 2022 onwards all the Mobile phone and other phone services price had been increased by 20% along with VAT which will be 15%. In addition paid TV services too had been increased by 25% along with VAT which will be 15%.
Dialog tripla Blaster is now Rs 457/- ( Dialog to Dialog 1150 minutes and SMS /1.5GB)


People can use pre-paid Wi-Fi cards to connect to the available hotspots in this town. Meanwhile when booking a room in any of the Jaffna hotels, ask them about their free Wi-Fi Service to their customers as most of them offer it. When you check in, get the username and the password of their Free Wi-Fi network. Nearly all the Jaffna Hotels and Guest houses used to offer Free Wi-Fi Network connection to their guests. Get the password from the reception counter and get connected to the internet. With this connection you can browse websites, make video and normal calls to your home, office and to your friends. Watch and download video clips from the internet. Take note that Local time is GMT +5:30.
Dialog Mobile Data Card Revisions - Prepaid.
Rs 59/- (319 MB), Rs 119/- (620 MB) and Rs 239/- (31.34 GB)

If you can provide your National Identity Card (NIC) of Sri Lanka or your Passport you can get new SIM cards from the nearby communication. Take note that a person can have 5 SIM cards only under his name from a carrier in Sri Lanka. All types of SIM cards are available in Jaffna including the latest eSIM. Don't borrow or provide SIM card to another person as it is against the law. You can use any SIM card that is registered under your name.

Dropped Calls.
Dropped calls used to occur during the power cut times in Sri Lanka. Also Mobile Data Plan too is not connecting during this time. This used to happen as the emergency power supply to the Cell Phone supply too to be not supportive. So don't expect to get calls during the longer power cut times in Sri Lanka. Only solution for this is to get a Satellite phone with the Government's permission. Of course the calls per minutes used to be US$ 7 / minute.

How to call A Land Line Phone in Jaffna?

Sri Lanka International phone Code: 0094
Jaffna area phone code: 021
If the phone number is 2215571
Then dial in this format.0094 21 2215571

Postal Code (Zip code) for Jaffna: 4000

How to Call a Mobile Phone in Jaffna?

There is no area code for mobile phones in Jaffna.
It is just like calling a mobile phone in Colombo.
Dial the mobile phone number with 0 in the front.
In Srilanka mobile phones have 9 digit numbers including Jaffna Town.

How to call USA and Canada phones from Jaffna?

Dial the country code 001, followed by the city and phone number.
This district offers 3G and 4G LTE networks for Smartphone, Tablet. IDD facilities, Telex, Fax, telegram services too are available for the visiting tourists in Jaffna through Government Post Office. Mobile phone signal is very strong in Jaffna as like in Colombo. So there are no dropped calls while you are in this place.

Cell phones can connect to Skype, Facebook, Viber, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Snapchat, along with other social media without any restrictions with the 3G, 4G LTE Smartphone and Tablets from here. It is simple to update your travel photos to your Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter accounts while you are here. You can make live streams to your YouTube and Facebook accounts with your internet connected Smartphone or Tablet, if you are an accepted member.

Postal Service in Jaffna.

Government post offices, private post offices and communication centers offer telephone services, telex, fax, and mobile phone recharge facility. All the mobile phone carriers too offer data plans for their customers who uses their SIM cards. Laptop users can connect to the internet through their carrier Dongles from any part of Jaffna. Government post offices offer IDD calls, collect calls, parcel sending facility and telegram facilities.

Free Wifi

Free Wi-Fi For Sri Lanka Citizens in Jaffna.

Sri Lanka Government is offering free Wi-Fi hotspots all over the Island to its citizen. Under this program Jaffna too benefits and there are many Wi-Fi hotspots offered by the Government. So in Jaffna, people can get connected to these free Wi-Fi hotspots at the Jaffna Railway Station and the Public Library. To access this Free Wi-Fi service Sri Lankans' has to register with the authorities by providing their NIC number. Foreigners can purchase pre-paid Wi-Fi cards and can connect to the internet using their device very easily.

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